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Celebrating the Bard's birthday in Britain

On today’s show we take a look at the host of events taking place across the UK to mark Shakespeare's 450th anniversary. Plus, we take you to the French village where impressionism bloomed. Giverny was the home of Claude Monet and every spring it attracts tens of thousands of people who come to see the beautiful gardens that inspired the iconic artist.

Finally, he's been overshadowed for many years by the likes of Manet and Matisse, but now French painter Henri Le Sidaner is finally getting his time in the limelight with the first major retrospective of his work.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-06-27 culture

Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

Award-winning American author and journalist Lionel Shriver (who's best known for her 2003 novel "We Need to Talk about Kevin") returns with her latest work "The Mandibles", a...

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2017-06-26 culture

Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

James and Thomas from Electro Deluxe drop by the studio to talk about their groove-filled fusion of funk, soul and jazz with an undeniable French touch.

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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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2017-06-22 culture

Diana Krall: 'I find romance in everything'

The smoky-voiced pin-up girl of the jazz world speaks to Eve Jackson about her new album, "Turn Up The Quiet"; finding romance in everything and juggling music, motherhood and...

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2017-06-21 culture

Film show: Horror, Disney archives and a big bad fox

From the apocalyptic, psychological horror "It Comes at Night" to the Champs-Élysées film festival, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie news.

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